NJ Homeless Shelters Served Over 18,500 Households in 2015

Over 70% Experiencing Homelessness
Are Individuals Living in Shelters

StatewideHMISChartUsing data from New Jersey’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), Monarch Housing Associates has created Homeless Assessment Reports for each of New Jersey’s 21 Counties and 16 Continuums of Care.

Key findings of the total un-duplicated populations served in HMIS participating emergency shelters, transitional housing and safe haven projects between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 include:

  • A total of 18,527 households were served
  • 1,572 households identified as chronically homeless
  • 50% of adults served, either as individuals or part of a family household, identified having a disabling condition
  • 46% of the total population served was under age 30
  • 40% of households moved on to permanent destinations after discharge

This report provides a snapshot of the characteristics of homeless households served throughout the State. This report can serve as the foundation for a more in depth review of the population and its needs.

Of the 19,635 households served,

  • 71% were individuals in emergency shelter
  • 14% were families in emergency shelters
  • 11% were individuals in transitional housing
  • 4% were families in transitional housing
  • Less than 1% were individuals in safe havens*

*Only one community in New Jersey has a safe haven program for individuals experiencing homelessness.